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April 26, 2012

Regular Meeting

Thursday, April 26, 2012
6:30 p.m.
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street), Room 408


1. Seating of New Committee Member – Tim Dougherty, District 8

2. Roll Call – Determination of Quorum

3. Announcements & Acknowledgments

4. Approve Minutes - March 22, 2012 Meeting

5. Public Comment:
(Discussion Item)
The public may address the Committee on any matter within the jurisdiction of the Committee.
This should not relate to any item on this agenda since the Committee will take public comment after it discusses and/or before voting on each agenda item. The Committee requests that each person limit him/herself to three minutes.

6. Chairman's Report (Information)
- Committee Member Business – Continued openings in Districts 1 and 10

7. Committee Member Reports (Information)

8. MTA Bicycle Program Report – See MTA Bicycle Program Report to the BAC for April 2012 (

9. Task Force Reports
a. BART Task Force
– Mariana Parreiras

10. Resolution in support of a planned Outreach/Enforcement/Hearing/Diversion Program for Self-Powered Road Users – Amended version of the resolution passed in the March meeting.
Action: Discussion & Approval
Sponsor: Bert Hill, Chair

11. JFK Drive Separated Bike Lanes – With the April installation of bike treatments along JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, members of the public and this committee have requested a review.
Action: Discussion
Sponsor: Edward Nicholson, District 4

12. Innovative Treatments Toolkit - A look at how street facilities not not yet validated in the Federal Highway Manual and MUTCD will be evaluated and implemented. Miriam Sorell will be the presenter.
Action: Discussion
Sponsor: Bert Hill, Chair

13. Resolution in support of the TDA (Transportation Development Act) request for FY 2012/13
–Suzanne Wang of FIT (Finance group) seeks a resolution of support for TDA 3.0. Attached (below) is a copy of the request form.
Action: Discussion & Approval
Sponsor: Bert Hill, Chair

14. JFK Drive Separated Bike Lanes
– BTA – Suzanne Wang of FIT seeks a resolution of support for the BTA request for funding.
Action: Discussion & Approval
Sponsor: Bert Hill, Chair

15. Continuing Status Review on Spot Project Requests – The lifting of the Bike Plan injunction has already resulted in a large expansion of bicycle treatments throughout the City. While overall they are working as expected, we have been notified of some necessary spot projects that would clarify and improve use of the routes at little cost:
a. Signage on the ‘Schrader Valve notifying motorists on Schrader with a more conspicuous sign than presently; and notifying westbound cyclists with path cross-hatching and signage to route cyclists to the crossing at Schrader. We still observe a lot of cyclists riding into Stanyan Westbound directly from the Panhandle, many with bike rental bags on the front. – Request to review Work Order. Due 2/12
b. Stockton Contra-Lane Study – Presently cyclists trying to reach the Stockton Tunnel from the South and West have no efficient way to legally ride to the Tunnel. A one block contra-lane from Post to Stockton suggested. – (LTP) To be addressed in subway project planning
c. Improved Signage at for Cesar Chavez Bike Lane at 101 – Cyclists riding on Bayshore Northbound and CC Southbound are often confused about entering and tracking the pathway. Supervisor Cohen recently commented on attempting to ride the Chavez ‘Hairball’. – LTP
d. Polk Street Contra-Flow - LTP
e. Signage at Market and Castro Northbound guiding bicyclists to the 17th/Corbett route, instead of Market Street to Portola Westbound. – Request to review work order
f. Extend the Post Street bike lane from Steiner to Webster – Request for agenda item with Mayor’s Bicycle Working Group
g. Add a bike signal on Market at the 12th Street intersection – Review with Disability Groups
h. Additional signage on Kezar Path between Lincoln Way and 3rd Avenue – Status of Work Order. 5/12
i. Review St. Francis Circle for signage and stencils to clarify cyclist route – Request addition of on-site review in light of Sloat treatments, which direct all cyclists to Junipero Serra, along with other dangers.
j. Duboce and Market St. – Eastbound Cyclists use Crosswalk – Under Consideration with Wiggle treatments.
k. 3rd Street Sharrows South of Cargo Way – To be dealt with as part of changed policy on use of sharrows on non-bike-network streets
l. Contraflow improvements to Lyell St. – Signage or 2-stage turn on Alemany St. Currently there is no legal way to access this route from Eastbound Alemany St. 2/12
m. 16th and Harrison – Signal and Bike Box request
n. DPW maintain clean lanes, esp. in inclement weather for Alemany and Laguna Honda Blvd.
o. Impact of proposed CPMC development on Van Ness and Geary on bike projects in adjacent streets
p. Follow-up on 17th and Harrison Bike Box
q. Innovative Treatment, ddition of hash marks on substandard bike lane (12ft.) expansion to universal treatment.
Action: MTA to report progress
Sponsor: Bicycle Advisory Committee Members

2. Adjournment

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